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  • 00:47

    Does Strategic Sourcing via SaaS Lead to Solution Disposability?

    in Business

    Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes two guests from Market Dojo: Co-founder Nick Drewe and Anya McKenna their Marketing Manager. Market Dojo is a SaaS provider of strategic sourcing, supplier innovation, and opportunity assessment solutions.

    Since they were founded in the Cloud, the Market Dojo team knows firsthand what it really means to be a SaaS, Cloud-based company. In this conversation, we discuss:

    How as-a-Service and the Cloud are states of mind as well as delivery platforms
    The role of culture in embracing the Cloud and succeeding with smaller, more agile suppliers
    The fact that solutions no longer need to be costly or complex to be effective
    How decision-makers can overcome their fear of the Cloud

    For anyone interested in learning more about Market Dojo, you can check out their website and blog or follow them on Twitter @MarketDojo for the latest news and updates.

  • 01:02

    Jeremy Roberts and Maureen Sharib on Sourcing

    in Jobs

    @ImJeremyR --- @MaureenSharib

    The scheduled guest did not show up -- and neither did Jerry -- so there was some confusion at the beginning but then Jeremy Roberts and Maureen stepped in to take their places and it turned out to be a pretty good show.

  • 00:16

    How Not to Screw Up Your Sourcing Efforts

    in Business

    On this podcast, I discuss how to not screw up your sourcing efforts


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  • 00:49

    Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA

    in Business

    Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Magnus Carlsson as our guest.

    Magnus has 25 years experience as a strategic sourcing expert at IKEA. He developed and led the implementation of Ikea's purchasing strategy, which included category based sourcing. He was responsible for the strategic sourcing of Ikea's global textile, metal and veneer businesses, as well as component and raw material procurement.

    He is currently a lecturer, trainer and advisor in strategic sourcing and category management. Magnus is also the author of the recently released book, “Strategic Sourcing and Category Management: Lessons Learned at IKEA.”

    To read a review of 'Lessons Learned at IKEA' on Buyers Meeting Point, click here. You can purchase the book directly from Kogan Page or on Amazon.

  • 00:30

    Why Sourcing Referrals Can Improve Retention

    in Business

    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).

    Last week we talked about the neuroscience of what keeps leaders up at night, and this week we’re going to talk about why sourcing referrals can improve retention.

    Predicting new employee tenure is about as easy as predicting the weather, even with various data inputs and powerful algorithms we have today. Most people these days stay in their jobs only about 3-5 years. 

    But one thing is clear: referrals can and do have an impact on employee retention. If an employee is satisfied at work, whose performance is consistent, and of course is rewarded fairly, then he or she is much more likely to suggest referrals. They become a brand advocate.

    And if these referrals have a similar experience to those who referred them, they will in turn potentially last a little longer and make referrals themselves. In fact, even candidates that don’t get hired will make referrals if their experience is a good one.

    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about why sourcing referrals can improve retention with this week’s guests: Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, President/CEO of Xceptional HR, author, speaker, HR professional, and workplace social media expert; and John Sumser, Principal Analyst at KeyInterval Research and editor at HRExaminer.com.

    Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!

  • 00:31

    Optimization: Higher Adoption is Where True Value Lies

    in Business

    Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Dr. Alan Holland as our guest. Alan is the CEO of Keelvar Systems and holds a PhD in Computer Science. He is an expert in e-commerce, procurement and optimization and has been working with the Keelvar team to expand the rollout of highly innovative and disruptive technologies for procurement.

    Keelvar recently sponsored a Sourcing Innovation whitepaper titled Optimization: Higher Adoption is Where True Value Lies. The whitepaper challenges many of the traditionally held notions about optimization within procurement.

    In this conversation we discuss:

    The fact that the time has come when procurement needs to see optimization as a requirements for more than just transportation events and location-based services. 
    The useability improvements that have been made by today's optimization solutions, and how they align with the expectations of an increasingly 'digital' user base.
    When in the sourcing process procurement should begin to leverage the capabilities of optimization.

  • 00:50

    Musing and Sourcing, Staying Attuned and Energized ♡

    in Dreams

    For the July Full Moon, the lovely, Heather Muse, Edna, Katsura will be conversing with the Priestess, Gypsy Muse.  Conversation topic for the Full moon will be revolving around Sourcing and Musing. Staying in a frequency of inspiration continuously connected with Source; maintaining our energy at an optimal high frequency through nurturing the Divine Feminine within balanced with the Divine Masculine.  

    We will be sharing upon ways and techniques to stay elevated, in harmony and open to the synchronicity, as we energetically navigate and walk our Path through this human experience.    

     Priestess Gypsy Muse will be honoring us with her presence for our July Full Moon. Priestess Gypsy Muse has been guiding many Goddesses energetically through the shifting of our planetary body.  Inspiring, loving, and connecting souls throughout the paradigm shift, honoring and giving reverence to the Divine Feminine, while sharing the messages received.  Muse leads the Red Tent movement in California and actively works in healing and unifying Divine Feminine with the Divine Masculine.  Embracing the full spectrum of energy embracing the beauty of erotic sensuality.


  • 00:36

    Making Purchased Service Benchmarks Work for You

    in Business

    Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes James Bouchard as our guest. James is the VP of Operations for MedPricer, a purchased services platform dedicated to the needs of the healthcare industry.

    He is responsible for the global delivery and operations of Medpricer’s sourcing services and technical operations and creating Medpricer’s incumbent-focused ISN™ process. One of the key components of better managed purchased services is the benchmarking of current rates – something James and the MedPricer team have invested significant effort in.

    James recently authored a multi part blog series titles Why Most Purchased Service Benchmarks Don’t Work & What You Can Do About It. You can read Part I and Part II on the MedPricer blog.

    In this conversation we discuss,

    What people typically refer to as benchmarks and how they sometimes fall short of accomplishing their intended purpose
    The factors that need to be addressed by a benchmark for it to be representative?
    When happens when poor benchmarks are used - even with the best of intentions?
    How companies can improve their services benchmarking

  • Instead of Asking "Tell Me About Yourself"

    in Business

    Based upon an interview on the "Reply All" podcast called "Raising The Bar" focused on diversity, I share an alternative question to start your interviews.

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  • 00:46

    Teamotion's Founder Talks Teas That Support Emotional & Physical Well-Being

    in Lifestyle

    Teamotions is a revolutionary tea company dedicated to helping others manage stress and support both physical and emotional well-being. The founders, Rachel and Crystal, accomplished this by using adaptogen herbs and other complementary botanicals in each of their tea blends. Used for centuries and backed by science, adaptogens are stress-fighting herbs that help boost immunity, improve the body's response to all types of stress, and restore well-being in every way. By including adaptogens--herbs that restore balance, boost immunity, and increase the body’s resistance to stress--in every blend, our teas help to foster and maintain emotional and physical well-being. It took them one year to develop each of our all natural, hand-crafted, whole leaf wellness teas sourcing the finest ingredients to create the most effective and delicious tea blends possible. These teas are award-winning, beautiful, enjoyable to drink, and will truly make a difference in how you feel.

    The hosts of Y-CLAD CHAT will find out all the knowings about Teamotions and bring those details to you! In the mean time, if you're interested in purchasing Teamotions for yourself, be sure to visit their website https://teamotionstea.com/. We hear they are DELICIOUS!

    Plus, we'll bring you current fashion, lifestyle and event news, as well as, the must attend events for the week.

    Of course, we'll talk about the Feature Designer: Akasha Necklace by Lena Bernard

    A multi layered chains necklace attached to a beaded round pendant with white opals.

    Hook clasp enclosure.

    Pendant Dimensions: 1 1/2" Round : 6x6 opals : 16"-20" multi-layered chains.

    Handcrafted and detailed.

  • 01:59

    The Dr. Pat Show-Talk Radio to Thrive By!

    in Spirituality

    Angels and Light Beings with Francine Vale: Good Vibrations Uplift the World with Co-hosts Dr. Pat and Francine. Francine and Dr. Pat will discuss how our thoughts, words and actions affect our own health, the well-being of those around us and the greater world beyond. We will discuss how negative gossip, using negative language directed at other people can cause harm and how we do this even with our loved ones. However, positive language has the power to transform our own lives, the lives of those with whom we interact and beyond to the larger world.

    The Dr. Pat Show: Talk Radio to Thrive By!: The Transformative Power of Enough with Author Laurie McCammon. Could one little word hold the power to change not only your life, but the whole world? According to author, Laurie McCammon, one idea has been the root cause of all unnecessary suffering on the planet for 5,000 years: the belief that there is never enough and we are never enough. Sourcing evidence from science, systems theory, evolutionary biology, archetypal psychology and thriving social movements, Laurie shows that a world where we are enough and there is enough is not only possible, but is the one true story about who we are and what the universe is.